Posted August 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The agency that operates the home of the St. Louis Rams has submitted a revised renovation plan that it believes will put the 17-year-old stadium among the top tier in the NFL. The 30-year lease that lured the Rams from Anaheim, Calif., in 1995 allows for the franchise to leave after the 2014 season if the Edward Jones Dome is not deemed among the top 25 percent of all NFL stadiums. The Rams and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, which operates the facility, entered arbitration earlier this year after rejecting each other's proposals. The CVC's 128-page plan released Monday calls for, among other things, replacing the existing roof, expanding concourse levels and adding about 3,000 club seats. It also calls for a new glass exterior. The agency did not specify a cost. Earlier this year, the CVC submitted a $124 million proposal and offered to split the costs with the franchise.
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